Yes i felt that sarah silvermans comedy style was absent from this audio book. I was hoping for outlandish comedy, and all I got was a semi-interesting story. I would have liked more of her inappropriate humor in this book.
Perhaps given more freedom?, overall I was just underwhelmed by the performance and the book
I think the story, while interesting was just lacking that special quality that great book have. I just found myself not caring much.
Love Sarah silverman her comedy, stand up, shows, jesus is magic. This book. Was disappointing though.
This book honestly seemed mostly like an apology letter to all the people Sarah has offended over the years rather than a memoir. I was hoping for some laugh out loud moments, but instead I sort of feel sorry for her. Maybe that was the goal? I think it was well written, it's just not what I was expecting. I DID like that Sarah herself read the book and that she did her own Forward and 'Midward'. That was pretty funny.
Sarah Silverman starts out (post-foreword) with some funny tidbits and interesting stories from her life. However, as the book drones on and on, she seems to resort to filling space by giving what seem to be minute by minute updates of her shows writers. If you'd like to actually enjoy this audiobook, find the abridged version.
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Not a big Silverman fan as I think she is more annoying than funny but I love listening to comedy audiobooks and I love biographies and I thought this had a nice mix of both. A good listen and Silverman does a nice job as the narrator too.
Obscene. Inspirational. Hilarious.
Sarah Silverman makes a lot of poop and fart jokes, but simultaneously has an important political and feminist message. Her jokes are carefully constructed and have a point--usually an eloquent and incisively observant social point. This book fully cemented my admiration and appreciation for her.
Sarah Silverman has unique delivery and vocal inflections that add nuance to her already funny writing.
I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audible allows me to keep up with all my favorite authors while on the hiking trail. Thanks, Audible!
As always, Sarah is raw, interesting, and funny. This is a great listen. If you like her humor which you should because she is hilarious, you will enjoy this book.
I have read Nick Offerman, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, the list goes on. They are all amazing, Sarah Silverman's is by far the best. At every corner it is hilarious in the deepest parts of your stomach, the autobiographical parts are more serving to the comedy than they are redemptive, but if you just want a pure comedy book, that's a good thing! Please if you enjoy this genre put this at the top of your to do list.
I don't know what I was hoping for, but I liked the book, just didn't love it. I definitely don't recommend listening to chapter 26 while lifting weights. Her dad's voice-mail messages had me laughing out loud and almost dropped the barbell on myself.
On a quest for a book that will knock Tina Fey's "Bossypants" out and win the coveted title of "My Favorite Book."
I kept waiting for this book to get better. It was as if each chapter was trying to out-do the previous chapter with sad and depressing stories, it just kept getting worse. At the mid point, she talks about how boring it would be to read someone's diary and then she goes on to literally read from her diary. Awful.
No... Unless I was looking for a way to be depressed and annoyed at the same time.
You'd think a comedian's book would be at least a little funny... This one is not. Do not waste your time or money on this one.